Pepper : the king of spices!
We have thought this tailor made box as an introduction to the pepper’s discovery.p>
Pepper comes in 4 colors
The difference between each color of pepper is due to the maturity at which it is harvested.
Green pepper is harvested once the cluster is formed, right before ripeness, the notes will be fresh and lemony.
Black pepper is picked just at maturity and then sun-dried. It is the micro fermentation that gives it its color and crumpled appearance. Its flavors will be pungent and strong.
Red pepper is harvested at optimum maturity, the bunches are dried alternating between shade and sun.
White pepper is picked at optimum maturity when the bunch is orange in color, its skin is removed through retting and then dried in the sun.
Pepper and its botanical classification
The new binomial nomenclature meant the genus was qualified by an adjective which identified the species. So, pepper became known, for botanical purposes, as Piper nigrum, Piper longum… from the Piperales order and the Piperaceae family.
The world of berries
Piper is the only “true” pepper. It is indeed a botanical category which corresponds to a genus, and to a family but sometimes the terms come from everyday usage or trade. It is the ethnobotanist who determines the sense of the words used for the plant species.
In a perpetual quest for new flavors, Terre Exotique has imagined blends of peppers and berries. These recipes offer the right balance between each of the selected spieces, which allow you to appreciate the aromas of each of the berries, while enjoying the delicious marriage of their combination.
How to use pepper in cooking ?
Discover our recipe ideas:
- Roast lobster tails with Timur berries
- Supreme of grilled turbot with green pepper in brine
- Chocolate biscuit with Voatsiperifery ganache
- Mackarel with smoked crushed Black pepper and sweet potato mash